Breaking Into Bollywood: 2016 Starts With A Bang!

Danny Sura , 26 Jan 2016
Danny Sura
Danny Sura

Hello, ladies and ledas! I know what y’all are thinking: just why does Danny Sura take SO long to update us on his B-Town adventures? Where has he been for all this time? Did he go back to the UK? Did the competition get too much for him? Was he kicked out of that big banner film that he supposedly signed???

Danny Sura in 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3'
Danny Sura in ‘Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3’

Fear not, you wonderful people. I’ve been right here in the motherland, making significant strides in my Bollywood career. In all honesty, so much has happened that I’ve no idea where to begin. Well, you must’ve figured out by now that the big banner film I signed is Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3. It released last Friday, so PLEASE show your support and watch it at a theatre near you. And oh, don’t bring your folks with you — it’s NOT a family film, and there’s a strong possibility that they’ll be scandalised! I’ve a lot of behind-the-scenes videos and pics from the shoot that I promise to share with you in my next blog post — I don’t want to get sued by Balaji Motion Pictures for breach of contract now, do I? But to satiate your appetite, I’ve put up a couple of pics :-)

Danny Sura in 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3'
Danny Sura in ‘Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3’

Right, moving on… Has anyone noticed that there’s a lot of web-based content coming out of nowhere? Well, I’m happy to announce that I’ve recently finished a stint on a new show that’ll be populating the webosphere. The working title of the show is Main NRI Banana Chahti Hoon, and it’s about a geezer who comes back to India to find his perfect wife. I had such a great time filming this! The actresses who starred opposite me were fantastic, and I’m not afraid to admit this, but a couple of them really stole the show! Its great to be inspired (and not jealous) by working with good talent who teach you a thing or two about the craft of acting.

Danny Sura and Lillette Dubey
Danny Sura and Lillette Dubey

Do you guys remember that I toured with Lillette Dubey and her PrimeTime Theatre Company a few years back for the play August: Osage County? Well, this month, she’s celebrating the 25th anniversary of her theatre company and as part of the celebrations, Madamme Dubey has put on a grand theatre festival — and I’m part of it! She has directed two new plays for it that I’m acting in. The first play is Gauhar and the second is The Dancing Donkey. Gauhar has been getting a lot of press coverage and there was even a news article printed about it a couple of weeks ago :-D

Gauhar poster
Gauhar poster
Danny Sura as Khursheed Abba in Gauhar
Danny Sura as Khursheed Abba in Gauhar

I don’t want to give the story away but the play is about India’s first singer, Gauhar Jaan, to record her voice on the gramophone back in the early 19th century. Yep, Gauhar was India’s first rock star, basically!

Danny Sura in ‘The Dancing Donkey'
Danny Sura in ‘The Dancing Donkey’

The Dancing Donkey, on the other hand, is a one act play about two rascals who steal a donkey from a priest and then try to sell it back to him again. It’s a great show that young people will enjoy. We are performing it this on Saturday the 23rd January at 11am and 7.30pm and on Sunday the 24th January at 11am. The venue’s the same for both days: the NCPA Experimental Theatre. You can book tickets here :-)

Danny Sura with RJ Hrishi K
Danny Sura with RJ Hrishi K

The next show of Gauhar is on 31st January at Prithvi Theatre. The tickets aren’t available yet but keep your eyes peeled here. As part of the festival, me and my fellow cast member went to meet the great Hrishi K who interviewed us on 94.3 Radio One! You can watch the video of that and Iisten to the actual interview:


While at it, also check out this video diary of when we went to Lucknow to perform Gauhar as part of the famous and popular ‘Repertwahr Festival’.

Remember that show I was hosting, Spirit of India: The Festivals?’ Well, the show has NOW been bought by The Discovery Channel India. Just recently they aired the ‘Makar Sankrati’ episode — I’ll keep you posted when the next episode is coming on :-)

Well, that’s it today — I’ll be back soon, promise. Until then, take care and watch… KYAA KOOL HAIN HUM 3 :-p

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